Parfrey's Glen Trail
ElevationAscent: 324' 99 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 1,177' 359 m
Low: 862' 263 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A deep and narrow gorge follows a beautiful stream through a peaceful glen.”— Austin Lynch
Though the trail enters a deep ravine, it actually ascends through much of the route as the rocks rise around the runner. Follow Parfrey's Glen Creek as it winds through the geologic tapestry around you. The purple quartzite so common around Devil's Lake is present here only as conglomerate boulders embedded in the sandstone bluffs around the trail. The green moss-covered sandstone was once part of a prehistoric beach, which is layered with the quartzite conglomerate.
At the end of the trail is a small waterfall.
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Land Manager: WI DNR - Devil's Lake State Park